PIPS Technology, a business division of ITS (UK) member Neology and a leading provider of Automatic Number/License Plate Recognition (ANPR/ALPR) solutions, unveiled PIPS IRIS, a new ALPR camera platform at IACP 2018 in Orlando USA early this month.
PIPS Technology™ is a pioneer of detection innovation and has deployed over 50,000 ALPR systems in more than 100 countries. Built upon PIPS 30 plus years of experience in license plate recognition, PIPS IRIS is a versatile, all-in-one, and high performance ALPR/ANPR solution for law enforcement, open road tolling, average speed, low emission, access control and other traffic monitoring activities.
PIPS IRIS provides up to three adjacent lane width coverage within a single camera platform. The camera captures distance from 13-130 feet (4-40 meters) and is available as fixed lens or adjustable with motorised zoom lensing options. PIPS IRIS is versatile enabling most eventualities as deployed while allowing users to easily redeploy the same unit to different locations and even applications.
“We believe PIPS IRIS is a game-changer. This platform builds on the 30+ years of global experience which PIPS Technology has in this marketplace, providing the best-in-class ALPR solutions with the highest detection accuracy in most applications,” said Luke Normington, the Global General Manager of PIPS Technology. “It features a 5 mega pixel sensor, a powerful quad-core processor, the well-known PIPS signature OCR engine, and many leading hardware and software technologies integrated in one intelligent unit.”
Other features of IRIS include enhanced ‘on the road’ performance utilising integral GPS, optional Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and internal modem. These features allow configuration of the camera from the street, reducing the cost and complexity of camera installation and commissioning. PIPS IRIS uses H.264 video format which significantly improves compression and helps minimise bandwidth usage for data transmission.
“During the development of PIPS IRIS, we considered the real-life application and the challenges our customers face in deploying this technology. This camera is designed to be versatile, accurate and reliable while being cost effective.” said Luke. “IRIS provides the platform which many clients have been asking for and with our continued investment in Research & Development, shall evolve and provide the flexibility and modularity which so many of our customers see as crucial to their own success.”
PIPS IRIS is available now from Neology directly as well as from certified channel partners and integrators. The camera has full backwards compatibility of firmware options offered on historical stationary PIPS Technology™ cameras.